Thursday July 11, 2013

Today is my seventh anniversary of my first trip to Vashon and purchasing my home. It was the best move of my life, and I’ve made a lot of them. I sewed the squares from the fabric I cut yesterday and I now have all 24 squares ready to assemble. I laid out all the squares so that I will be able to begin piecing the top this weekend. I then went over to Minglement and picked up my buyer’s club order. I’m glad I don’t do this often as I had eight cases of canned pumpkin, 1 case of pomegranate/blueberry organic juice (that was the heaviest item as it contained twelve 32oz bottles), two cases of Boca nuggets, and three cases of edamame. Once I got it all put away, I finished my book and wrote its review.

sewing squares
pressing them
laying them out
running errands
finishing a book

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Wednesday July 10, 2013

I started planning a new lap quilt for me as a way to try out to find a pattern that is both interesting and fast. I will have around fifteen quilts to make for graduation next year, and I want them to be nice, but I also don’t want to be overburdened with the task of making them. I really liked the pattern I used for my latest bed quilt, but 12″ squares are too large for a lap quilt. So I’m trying it out with 9″ squares. That still means 24 squares per quilt, but only 16 of them would be sewn, and those would be relatively easy to make. After cutting fabric, I went off to teach my bridge class. I came home and started another book.

cutting fabric
for another quilt
teaching a bridge class
searching for a pattern
mixing and matching fabrics